Forisk tracks wood-using facilities in North America’s forest products industry to study capital allocation, wood demand, and forest technology trends. Lumber producers have been rationalizing capacity, investing in and expanding some mills while shuttering others across portfolios over the past two years. Canadian firms continue to grow operations in the U.S. Who are the top softwood lumber producers in the U.S. today?
Weyerhaeuser ranks number one for lumber production capacity, followed by West Fraser. The top 10 softwood lumber producers in the U.S. have the capacity to produce 22.3 billion board feet of lumber. This represents 53% of total softwood lumber production capacity in the U.S. Capacity of the top 10 firms increased by 3.4 billion board feet since we published the top 10 list in 2017.
Three Canadian firms – West Fraser, Interfor, and Canfor – make the top 10 list. West Fraser and Canfor are located in the South, while Sierra Pacific, Hampton Affiliates, Idaho Forest Group, and RSG Forest Products are only in the West. Weyerhaeuser, Georgia-Pacific, and PotlatchDeltic are located in multiple regions.
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